=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Religion and Anthropology

Religion is inextricably bound up with ways of being human. It is here to stay and there is a critical need to understand how and why it forms a central part of human cultures. The Religion and Anthropology degree programme provides a unique opportunity to explore religion in this way, as an embedded feature of social living and political expression. It draws on the two disciplines of Religious Studies and Social Anthropology to explore themes such as ritual, myth, sacred space and iconography as critical features of human societies, both past and present. This challenging degree programme produces graduates who have a clear capacity to analyse and understand the many complex roles played by religion in human societies. These are skills of high value in today's globalised world. At Manchester, you may study ethnographic film and video, thanks to access to our Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology and optional course units offered by Art History and Visual Culture. You will study in a recognised international centre of excellence, which holds a perfect score for the assessment of its teaching quality. **The course aims to:** - Provide a multidisciplinary curriculum informed by the research and scholarly activities of the teaching staff - Stimulate curiosity about a variety of religious cultures, their histories and the present condition - Enable you to analyse and evaluate a range of political, social and cultural practices using methodologies drawn from the disciplines of Religious Studies and Social Anthropology - Develop your critical understanding of religion, theology and the various approaches to studying this discipline through a diverse range of learning, teaching and assessment methods - Equip you with the skills necessary to interpret primary and secondary sources related to an in-depth study of texts, religious practices and traditions - Provide, when required, appropriate language instruction - Equip you for a variety of careers through subject specific knowledge, active engagement in your own learning and the development of analytical and other transferable skills. **Special Features** - You'll study in a recognised international centre of excellence that seriously engages with a wide range of traditions, covering all periods up to the here and now. - Our department, renowned for its friendly atmosphere and great relationship between staff and students, holds a perfect score for the assessment of its teaching quality. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Religions and Theology at Manchester scored 100% at 3* and 4* (a common aggregate measurement) for both its Research Impact and its Research Environment. This means that the social significance of our work is internationally excellent and our research activity is carried on in an internationally excellent environment. Nearly two-thirds of our graded research work was also ranked as internationally excellent. - Our most distinctive research resource is the University of Manchester Library, including the special collections of the magnificent John Rylands Library. - Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500